Episode Sponsored By: The Why and The Buy podcast
February 15, 2006. A coach put Jason McElwain, a highly functioning autistic child into the game. What happened next became a national phenomenon over all forms of media.
Our guest James Johnson Jr., was the coach who put Jason in position to succeed. Find out the similarities between coaching basketball and sales leadership to put yourself in that same position for success.
PLUS learn Coach Johnson’s method for not only making it to the top, but the habits you need to have to stay there.
This episode is brought to you by, The Why and The Buy, hosted by Jeff Bajorek and Christie Walters. They interview entrepreneurs and sales experts to find out the why behind their success. Listen on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
On today’s show…
03:40 – Staying hungry during the dog days of sales.
07:05 – How Jim began coaching?
08:32 – How Coach Johnson came to the decision to play Jason McElwain?
17:38 – What inspired Coach to take his life lessons and turn them into a speaking career?
25:54 – How trust is similar to a bank account?
29:42 – Coach Johnson’s advice to making it to and staying at the top.
40:27 – The fundamentals matter.
More on today’s guest
Coach Jim Johnson is now an authority on the subject of realizing your dreams. In his many public-speaking appearances, the Rochester, New York resident relates his role in a basketball game that got Hollywood calling. He also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, delivering his talks with a heartfelt style that has brought audiences to their feet.
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